Our Champions

Notice: The Champions will be at GPPL on Saturday, January 15 during the Grande North Winter Festival. We'll have some members there from 12-5, come and say "Hi" and find out what we're about!

Do you love the services the Library provides but feel that there’s still more that could be done?

Do you want to help bring more amazing resources and services to the people of Grande Prairie?

Do you just think the Library’s the bee’s knees and want the world to know?

Then we think you're a Champion!

The Champions of the Grande Prairie Public Library Society is up and on the move! We're in the early stages, but anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome!

Champions are volunteer community members who are passionate about the Library and what they do. We primarily help their Libraries in three ways:

Fundraising

The return on investment (ROI) on libraries is incredible! For every dollar of funding Grande Prairie Public Library receives, they provide $8.00 in services to the community! That's 8 times the investment! In comparison, Edmonton Public Library reports $3.11 ROI in services to the community. Still great, but peanuts compared to our local library!

Fundraising can take many forms, some common examples are book sales, casinos and raffles. If you’ve got a great idea on how the Champions can raise money for the Library, you’d better join up and help make it happen!

Advocacy

Even with the knowledge that GPPL provides such an amazing ROI, they don't receive as much funding as you’d think! You might be asking, we can only fundraise so much, what else can be done? Well, that’s where advocacy comes in! It’s not enough that the Library tells the city that they need a boost in funding, if concerned and active community members like us tell them, that’s when the message really gets across!

Additionally, when we spread the word to more community members about the services and resources they could be using it makes them even more valuable to everyone. Making the library better helps everyone in the community!

Volunteering 

Special events or programming sometimes need an extra hand or two, and who better to ask for help than our Champions?

Not to mention the events run by the Champions which will always need Champions to help! There are so many ways to get involved!

What does it take to be a Champion? 

If this all sounds good to you, please fill out your information on the Champions Application Form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible!

Alternatively, you can print and fill out the brochure below and return it to the Customer Services desk at GPPL:

Where do my membership dues go?

The yearly membership dues outlined in the brochure help out in two ways:

  1. Making sure we have a committed and and active member base  
  2. Adding towards our fundraising for the library

If you have any questions or require further information, email us at champions@gppl.ab.ca or contact Clayton at 780-357-7453.

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